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ACCOuNT Pilot Grant Applications

July 28, 2017

The African American Cardiovascular Pharmacogenomic Consortium Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center (ACCOuNT) focuses on closing the gap in precision medicine by undertaking discovery and translation projects in the area of cardiovascular pharmacogenomics focusing on the African American population.

Some examples of potential projects include (but are not limited to):

  • Educating primary care doctors on how to address screening for genetic variants that may impact their prescribing practices for cardiovascular medications
  • Educate community residents about participation in clinical/genetic research
  • Lessen barriers to research participation
  • Identify pharmacogenomics questions of special interest
  • Develop ways for community residents as patients to convey to healthcare providers that they are interested in genomic-based prescribing for their cardiovascular illnesses
  • Examine the ethical and privacy issues related to pharmacogenomics testing in African Americans
  • Training primary care doctors about pharmacogenetic testing
  • Designing clinic protocols for genetic screening in clinical settings
  • Educating community leaders (pastors, civic leaders) about the importance of genetic testing

Applicant webinar 8/1/2017 1:00 pm EST

Applications due 9/1/2017 4:00 pm EST

See links below for additional information.

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